Six feared dead, others injured as container falls in Onitsha road crash

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The Anambra State Police Command said six person lost their lives when a 20ft Container Truck loaded with cartons of Solar keys and bags of Rice driven by yet-to-be identified man loss control while in motion along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway.

Six other persons also sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident that happened on Tuesday by old defunct NITEL Onitsha axis of the expressway.

According to report, many people were trapped under the rubble.

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The spokesperson of the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the truck “fell down on six tricycles and brushed two Sienna buses.

“Police operatives attached to CPS Onitsha quickly mobilised to the scene and rushed twelve victims to Toronto hospital where the doctor confirmed six persons dead on arrival while six others are responding to treatment.

“Case under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

“The Command urges the public whose relations were not seen to check at Toronto hospital Onitsha for possible identification of the victims.”

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